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Mecklenburg County manager proposes no property tax hike

The county budget that County Manager Dena Diorio recommended Thursday won’t raise property taxes, but also doesn’t fund a 2 percent county raise for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools employees or a summer literacy initiative championed by Superintendent Ann Clark.

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Clever garbage bin rig does the trick

Our garbage and recycling bins are located in a hard-to-reach area one level below our deck, so my husband Jerry came up with a great solution. He put a little hole in the lid of each bin and threaded a metal hook through the hole.

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